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PH pledges P10M to UN relief fund

/ 05:10 AM December 10, 2021

The Philippines has pledged to contribute $200,000, or about P10 million, to the United Nations’ Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said during a pledging event on Dec. 8.

He lauded CERF for helping the Philippines when it was devastated by Typhoon “Haiyan” and was hit by the terrorist siege of Marawi.

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The Philippines was recently selected as a pilot for the implementation of CERF Anticipatory Action for Tropical Cyclone with an allotment of $7.5 million.

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said 2021 had been one of the most difficult years for humanitarian actors, but CERF had stepped up to the challenge. —TINA G. SANTOS

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